What is Dental Malpractice
Dental malpractice is the failure of a dental professional to follow the accepted standards of practice of his or her profession, resulting in harm to the patient.
Proving a Dental Malpractice Claim
Like other healthcare providers, dentists don’t commit malpractice just because their efforts were not successful or less successful than hoped. The patient must show that the bad result was caused by the dental professional’s failure to exercise the degree of care and skill which is expected of the average practitioner in the class to which he or she belongs. As with medical malpractice claims, proving this almost always involves the expert testimony of another dental professional who has knowledge of the standard of care in the same field.
Injuries From Dental Malpractice
Injuries from dental malpractice may arise from defective bridges or crowns that cause harm to teeth or gums, improper or needless extraction of teeth, and injuries to the nerves of the jaw, tongue, and lips.
We have extensive expertise handling personal injury dental malpractice claims. Please contact us at (360) 694-4344 for a free consultation to see if we can be of help handling your claim.